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A recent report by NSW Police has found that no one has robbed a house in Griffith since the first fruit farms began operating in the mid-1930s.
This comes as a surprise to outsiders, when considering the fact that Griffith appears to battle with the same social problems as any other country town in rural New South Wales.
Since early European settlement, Griffith has been a major regional city in the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area, located in the north-western part of the Riverina region of New South Wales.
It is known commonly as the food bowl of Australia, and is famous for it’s wines, fruit, cheese and other goodies that come from a certain part of Europe that a lot of Griffith’s residents also come from.
Cattle, sheep and cotton are also prominent industries in the area.
However, just like its Sister Cities – Stanthorpe in Southern Queensland and Ingham in the Queensland’s Deep North – for some reason burglary isn’t as popular in Griffith as it is in other regional areas.
“We don’t know what it is” says the NSW police commissioner.
“Burglaries just aren’t that popular in Griffith.”
“Neither is sleeping with another man’s wife – or criticising another man’s mother’s cooking”